China bans 553 car models in fight against smog
Beijing — China makes a massive move towards a smogless society with its ban of over 500 car models that have been proven to contribute to urban
Climate Change
Scientists discover how the brain’s hypothalamus controls ageing – and manage to slow it down
If you are reading this and you don’t smoke, then your major risk factor for dying is probably your age. That’s because we have nearly eliminated
Brain
Scientists Say There’s Plenty Of Wind Over Oceans To Power Entire Planet
If humans have enough turbines running in the ocean, we could generate enough electricity to power the entire human race, says new research from the N
Climate Change
Use Your Old Smartphone As A Free Web Server
There are all sorts of free web server apps, which are useful for hosting your own website from home without having to pay anything. Of course, you ar
Gadgets
6 Ways You Can Still Use Your Windows Phone
The announcement over the weekend that windows phones were now “dead” sounded severe, but the truth is that Microsft only means they won&#
Science
Using Your Windows Phone For Media Only
If you end up not using your Windows Phone as an actual phone anymore because you bought a new one, you don’t need to let it collect dust on the
Computers
Cassini’s Last Moments In Space Before Landfall
For NASA’s Saturn explorer, the end will come all too quickly. Cassini, NASA’s explorer of Saturn, remaining life is now measured in just a few da
Planets
It rains solid diamonds on Neptune and Uranus
Scientists forecast rain storms of solid diamonds on two of the solar system’s most interesting planets The obvious question any entrepreneur mi
Celestial Bodies
Study Proves Exxon Spent Millions Misleading Public About Climate Change
An academic study published Tuesday in the journal of Environmental Research Letters at IOPScience provides more evidence that oil giant ExxonMobil sp
Climate Change
Elon Musk Posts New SpaceX Space Suit To Instagram
Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk posted an image of an astronaut in a SpaceX space suit to Instagram this week, saying it wasn’t just a mock-up a
Science
Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development
When I began to teach in 2012, I decided to start my course with an analysis of how money affects social order. What my students found particularly fa
Science
When I grow up, I want to be a researcher…
Jérémy Filet, Université de Lorraine and Lisa Jeanson, Université de Lorraine “So what’s your PhD topic again?”… Nowadays, this is the
Education
Japanese space agency’s mission aims to uncover how moons of Mars formed
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth. It’s a plan
Science
Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers
Anna Waldstein, University of Kent Supporters of Donald Trump’s wall might have us believe that Mexicans who enter the US illegally carry disease an
Anthropology
The state of US forests: Six questions answered
Thomas J. Straka, Clemson University Editor’s note: The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, catalyzed a wave of laws to protect the environment and
Environment



We need to get rid of carbon in the atmosphere, not just reduce emissions
Eelco Rohling, Australian National University Getting climate change under control is a formidable, multifaceted challenge. Analysis by my colleagues
Environment
How English-style drizzle killed the Ice Age’s giants
Alan Cooper, University of Adelaide; Matthew Wooller, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Tim Rabanus-Wallace, University of Adelaide Wet weather at t
Climate Change
Make our soil great again
David R. Montgomery, University of Washington Most of us don’t think much about soil, let alone its health. But as Earth Day approaches, it’s time
Environment
Fishing for DNA: Free-floating eDNA identifies presence and abundance of ocean life
Mark Stoeckle, The Rockefeller University Ocean life is largely hidden from view. Monitoring what lives where is costly – typically requiring big bo
Animals
The world’s five deadliest volcanoes … and why they’re so dangerous
Matthew Blackett, Coventry University An eruption of Mount Etna recently caught out some BBC journalists who were filming there. The footage was extra
Environment
After 25 years of trying, why aren’t we environmentally sustainable yet?
Michael Howes, Griffith University In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development
Environment
The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand it
Henrik Jörntell, Lund University Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of
Brain
Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Gets Investments From Top 3 Japanese Banks
Tokoyo, Japan just got a whole lot more bitcoiny — and investors are looking up After nearly a year of bitcoin rallying in the Asian pacific, th
Science
Don’t panic: the northern lights won’t be turning off anytime soon
Nathan Case, Lancaster University The northern lights are nature’s very own magnificent light show. They are the mesmerising end result of electrica
Environment
CDC Cancels Climate Change Conference in February
A major, almost overnight shift of Democrat to Republican values in the White House has yielded chilling effects throughout the country, climate chang
Climate Change